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Nancy E. Kensicki: An appreciation

Dr. Nancy E. Kensicki, a long-time faculty member at Gallaudet University, passed away on April 16, 2022 in Bowie, Maryland. She was 83 years old. Dr. Kensicki taught English from 1967 to 2004, and served multiple terms as chair of the Department of English. She was involved in the faculty governance system and advised student...

April 22, 2022

Kathryn P. Meadow Orlans: An appreciation

Kathryn P. Meadow Orlans, an internationally renowned scholar and researcher, passed away on April 16, 2022, at age 92. She was a research professor at Gallaudet from 1975 to 1997, and was named professor emerita after her retirement.  During her time at Gallaudet, Dr. Meadow Orlans published numerous scholarly articles and books including Deafness and...

April 22, 2022

Idaho State University, Gallaudet to partner in $2.1 million healthcare interpreting grant

Watch the official news release in American Sign Language. The United States Department of Education, through its Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), has awarded $2.1 million to Elizabeth Schniedewind, ’90 & G-’92, clinical associate professor for sign language interpreting at Idaho State University in Meridian, Idaho. The grant funds will support ISU and Gallaudet University in...

April 22, 2022

Commencement 2022

Approximately 420 students – 220 undergraduate and 200 graduate – are expected to receive their degrees at Gallaudet’s 152nd Commencement on Friday, May 13 in the Field House. This will be the first face-to-face Commencement since 2019, and the first time that there have been separate ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students. Apple chief executive...

April 22, 2022

Honors Program updates

Six Honors Program students attended the Northeast Regional Honors Conference April 7-10 in Philadelphia. Two of them were involved as presenters.  The theme of this year’s conference was “A More Perfect Union: Creating and Restoring Community in An Age of Disruption.” The conference schedule included a keynote address by Rutgers University professor Marybeth Gasman, presentations,...

April 21, 2022

Gallaudet and U.S. Naval Academy debaters to address deaf people serving in the military

4/28 Update: We regret to share that due to the COVID surge and our commitment to help ensure that our graduating students will be able to celebrate Gallaudet Commencement in person, Gallaudet University and the United States Naval Academy have made the difficult decision to postpone tomorrow’s debate about deaf people in the military to...

April 21, 2022

Ursula Bellugi, H-’09, passes away

We are sad to report the passing on April 17 of Ursula Bellugi, H-’09. Says President Cordano, “Dr. Bellugi was a pioneer in American Sign Language research. Her work on the biological foundations of language showed that the brain processes signed languages just as it processes spoken languages. This was a critical discovery for deaf...

April 21, 2022

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver Gallaudet University’s 152nd Commencement Address

Student Commencement Speaker Molly Feanny Makes Official Announcement on Twitter with Apple CEO Washington, DC, April 16, 2022 – Gallaudet University announced today that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the university’s commencement address on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the school’s Washington, D.C. campus. Gallaudet is the only university in the world where deaf,...

April 16, 2022

Lauren Ridloff to receive honorary degree and speak at commencement

Lauren Ridloff will receive a degree of honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at the Gallaudet University commencement on May 13, in recognition of her significant contributions to elevating public awareness of deaf culture and languages. Two other recipients will be recognized along with Ms. Ridloff: Ms. Dorothy Sueoka Casterline, ‘58 and Mr. Carl...

April 15, 2022

Gallaudet University campus to be powered by clean energy microgrid

Gallaudet University is partnering with Scale Microgrid Solutions and Urban Ingenuity to build a world-class, clean energy microgrid. The microgrid is expected to come online in the fall of 2023. Read more about this exciting, innovative new system below! Watch this announcement in American Sign Language. Read the joint news release from Gallaudet University,Scale Microgrid...

April 14, 2022

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